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RSPB Loch Garten, Wildlife Reserve and Osprey Centre Aviemore, Highlands, Scotland



01479 831 476

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The RSPB warmly encourages families to visit their reserves and they make for a lovely day out. Children love spotting birds and other wildlife, going on walks and having a run round.

The RSPB says about its Loch Garten reserve and Osprey centre:

"When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pineforest is where they chose to come. The Loch Garten Osprey Centre provides fantastic views of these magnificent birds on the nest, as well as close up views thanks to our non-invasive CCTV camera. 

The reserve also has some excellent walks, with the chance to see red squirrels, dragonflies and crested tits. Early in spring, join us for Caper-watch and see the spectacular display of the capercaillie, Scotland’s largest grouse.

There is a quiz sheet for children, drawing table for tots and low-set telescopes and binoculars."

Photos of birds courtesy of RSPB website.


Osprey Centre charges:Adults £4Concessions £2.50Under 16s £1Family ticket £8 (up to two adults and four children).RSPB and Wildlife Explorer members Free


Visitor centre Information centre Car park: for up to 40 cars and three coaches. No height restrictions or barriers. Three 'Sheffield-type' bicycle stands. Toilets Disabled toilets Baby-changing facilities Live camera Group bookings accepted Guided walks available Remote location Good for walking Pushchair friendly

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